Excerpt from Youngsters: Collected Poems of Childhood These rhymes make pretense of consistency, _or of theories about childhood. They are mostly bits of recollection, and records of experience, per sonal or vicarious. A great number of them have appeared before in Pleasant Tragedies of Child hood, in Rhymes of Little Boys and companion volumes w out of print. There is scheme of arrangement, except that some grown-up verses about childhood are brought together, and others having to do with babyhood are grouped near the-end. Thanks are due the publishers of Harper' s Maga zine, Everybody's, ' Life, Pictorial Review and other friends, for permissions to reprint. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.